Pearls of the Great Silk Road
Tour Type: Historical Tour Price:  $ 785.00 Duration: 10 day(s)

PEARLS OF THE GREAT SILK ROAD (10 DAYS / 09 NIGHTS) 

TASHKENT–URGENCH-KHIVA- BUKHARA-SHAKHRISABZ-SAMARKAND-TASHKENT 

Tour duration: 10 DAYS / 09 NIGHTS

ITINERARY PROGRAM: 

Day 1: Arrive Tashkent
Arrive
Tashkent, welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Time for rest. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Tashkent for 4 hrs: a visit to the Amir Timur Square, Theatre Square with the Opera House, Applied Art Museum, Earthquake Memorial, People's Friendship Palace with Abdul Kasim Madrassah and Alisher Navoi National Park, Independence Square. Night in Tashkent.

Day 2:
Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva

Early transfer to the airport and fly to Urgench at
07:00. Arrive Urgench and drive to Khiva (30 km), hotel check-in and breakfast at the hotel.Full day for sightseeing of Khiva - AM sightseeing including visits to the inner town of Ichan Kala (XIV-XX CC) with Muhamad Amin khan Madrassah, Kalta Minor Minaret, Kunya Ark, Muhamad Rahim khan Madrassah, Djuma Mosque and Minaret, Tash Hauli Palace.Lunch in so called restaurant-Madrassah of the XIX century. PM sightseeing for 2 hrs: Islam Khodja Minaret and Madrassah, Shirgazi khan Madrassah Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum. Night in Khiva.

Day 3: Khiva – Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to
Bukhara via the Kizilkum desert (460 km,7 hrs).
Stop en route near the
Amu Darya River and for picnic lunch.
Arrive Bukhara, hotel check-in, free time. Night in Bukhara.

Day 4: Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day in
Bukhara.AM portion of city tour for 4 hrs with visits to the Ark Fortress (I-XX CC), Bolo Hauz Mosque (XVIII C), Samanids Mausoleum (IX-X CC), Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (XII-XVI CC), Lunch. PM portion of s/s tour on foot along the old town of Bukhara from Poi- Kalyan complex with Kalyan Minaret (XII C) through orient bazaars with three trade domes of Toki Zargaron (XV C), Toki Sarrafon (XVI C), Toki Telpak Furushon (XVI C), Ulugbek Madrassah (XV C), Abdulazizkhan Madrassah (XVII C) to the Lyabi Hauz complex (XVI -XVII CC). Night in Bukhara.

Day 5: Bukhara 

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we drive outside Bukhara for sightseeing: Bagautdin Nakhshbandi Complex - a center of Sufism (XIV-XVI CC, 14 km outside the town), Sitorai Mokhi Khosa - summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara (XIX-XX, 4 km outside the town). Lunch. Afternoon visit to the Chor Bakr Necropolis (XVI-XX CC, 10 km outside the town), back to Bukhara and a visit to the Chor – Minor (Four Minarets, XIX C).Dinner in Nadir Divan Begi Madrassah with folklore show. Night in Bukhara.

Day 6: Bukhara - Shakhrisabz – Samarqand

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Shakhrisabz (300km, 4 hours). Shakhrisabz is a home-town of Tamerlane and during our 2 hour sightseeing tour we can enjoy the bright example of Central Asian architecture of XIV-XV centuries by visiting: The Ak Saray Palace, Ulugbek’s Blue Domed Mosque, Jakhangir’s Mausoleum.PM drive on to Samarkand (150 km, 2,5 hours).Arrive Samarkand, hotel check-in. Night in Samarqand.

Day 7: Samarqand

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day in Samarqand.
AM sightseeing tour in Samarkand for 4 hrs: Ulugbek Observatory (XV C), Excavation of an ancient city and museum of Afrosiyab, Tombstone of Saint Danyar. PM s/s for 3 hours visiting the Registan Square (XV-XVII CC), Bibi Khanum Mosque (XIV-XV CC) and Samarkand local bazaar. Night in Samarkand.

Day 8: Samarqand 

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day in Samarqand. AM city tour for 4 hours to the Gur-Emir Mausoleum- Grave of Timur (XV C), Rukhabad Mausoleum (XIV C), Shakhi Zinda Necropolis (XIV-XV CC).PM visit to the "Samarqand - Bukhara Silk Carpets" factory for 2 hours where you can observe the whole process of weaving silk carpets based on “hand made” technology. Night in Samarqand.

Day 9: Samarqand - Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to
Tashkent (320 km, 5 hours). Arrive Tashkent and hotel check-in.Afternoon visit to Tashkent Metro and Chorsu oriental bazaar. Night in Tashkent.

Day 10: Depart Tashkent
Transfer to the airport and depart
Tashkent. End of the tour.  

The following are the prices for the "PEARLS OF THE GREAT SILK ROAD" TOUR

The prices are based on different hotel categories, as follows: 

Three (3*) star hotels:

Tashkent - Poytaht Hotel or any hotel of the same level 

Khiva - Malika Khiva or any hotel of the same level 

BukharaMalika Bukhara or any hotel of the same level  

Samarkand - Sherdor or any hotel of the same level   

                                      Price per person
Number of touristsRate per person
21340
41165
6905
8905
10785

 

Four (4*) star hotels:

TashkentDedeman Silk Road Tashkent or any hotel of the same level 

Khiva - Malika Heyvak or any hotel of the same level 

BukharaOmar Hayyam or any hotel of the same level 

SamarkandSamarqand Plaza or any hotel of the same level

                                      Price per person
Number of touristsRate per person
21470
41290
61030
81030
10905

FOLLOWING SERVICES ARE INCLUDED:

- Visa invitation letter

- Transport service on comfortable tourist class vehicle (a certain type of vehicle is provided depending on the group size)

- Air tickets Tashkent Urgench with preliminary booking.

- Double/twin & Single sharing accommodation in the hotels with full breakfast

- English speaking guide accompanying you during the entire itinerary

- SS programs with English speaking guide & entrance fees for the monuments specified in the program.

- Folklore show in Bukhara

- Luggage handling at the airports and hotels

- Mineral water for the entire itinerary

- Hotel accommodation and full board meal for the guide and driver  

FOLLOWING ARE NOT INCLUDED:

- Cost of the visa for Uzbekistan

- Fees for the use of cameras and videos in the monuments and tourist sites

- Fees for extra service (folklore performance, meetings, tickets for a theatre and visits to museums which are not specified in the program)

- Alcohol drinks

- Lunches, Dinners

- Items of personal nature         

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